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Thursday, November 07, 2013

THE MILITARY HONOR ROLL PROJECT: ABINGTON, MA.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy is once again asking
bloggers to transcribe their local veteran monuments and list the names
on their blog. It's called the Military Honor Roll Project and I wanted to
take part this year so I headed over to the memorial here in Abington
which is located right next to the building shared by the American Legion
and VFW Posts. It's a beautiful spot and there's quite a few names on it for
such a small town. They start with World War 1 and run up to the present
day.
 
It was a bright sunny day and I thought perfect for taking the pictures I needed
to work with for the transcription, but it turned out to be it was less than ideal.
The nearby trees were casting shadows over most of the monument and the wind
moving the leaves would cause the shadows to shift around.

 

So for this visit I settled for pictures of the taller central panel which
has the names of Abington residents who had been killed in action:





There are names for the two World Wars and Viet Nam. While there is
a heading for Korea, there is no one listed below it, nor are there any
sections as yet for those killed in Kuwait, Iraq, or Afghanistan. Here's
my transcription:

                     DEDICATED
          IN LASTING MEMORY OF
ABINGTON'S MEN AND WOMEN WHO
       SERVED AND SACRIFICED IN
         THEIR COUNTRY'S WARS

             KILLED IN ACTION




World War I
Edgar D. Bascomb
Chester W. Belcher
Walter W. Coleman
Charles Cook
Lloyd Crossman
Lewis V. Dorsey
Robert B. English
George H.Gillespie
Henry C. Hurst
John J. Mahoney
Joseph D. Martin
Charles E. Murphy
Charles S. Myers
Myron Stewart
Harold L. Taylor
Shirley S. Thayer
George L.  Whore

 


World War II
Charles H. Bellows Jr.
Wendell E Chamberlin
Lloyd R. Clapp
John Colburn
George W. Coleman
Edmund G. Crossley
Elton E. Eckstrom
George S. Forsyth
Roy E. Hjelm
Wellington Jamieson
John r. Keeley
Clifford Kimber
Richard L. McCue
Harold R. McGeoch
John F. Monahan
John Rice
Frank D. Warner Jr.


Korea

Viet-Nam
Dennis K. Holly
Peter D. Christianson DFC
Richard F. Gliniewicz
Glenn R. Gordon
Ralph G. Hamlin
Ernest H Laidler
Richard A. Fitts



I encourage my fellow genealogy bloggers to take part in Heather's
Military Honor Roll Project. You can read more about it here.

4 comments:

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks, Bill!

Anonymous said...

I am trying to locate a burial site for my uncle Wendell E. Chamberin, who was killed in WWII. He and his mother, Ruth Chamberlin, are interred, I believe, somewhere in Abington. All other family members are deceased, and records are non-existent in the family. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Wendell F. Cook

Bill West said...

Hi Wendell,
If they are buried in Abington they are probably at Mt.Vernon Cemetery. I'll check it out for you.

Anonymous said...

Dad's name is on the memorial, as well, though not as an Abington enlisted serviceman. He was on the committee that brought the memorial to fruition.